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Application Process and Timeline

Application Through AMCAS

Application to Loma Linda University School of Medicine must be made through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).  For more information or to fill out an application, visit www.aamc.org.  The deadline to submit an AMCAS application is November 1, 2017.  The AMCAS application, transcripts, and fees all must be submitted to AMCAS by the deadline.  Please do not send transcripts to our office.

Supplementary Application

Upon receipt of an AMCAS application (allowing up to 6 weeks after submission of the application to AMCAS), an email is sent inviting the applicant to complete a supplementary application. If this email invitation is not received within two weeks after notification from AMCAS that an application is verified, please call the Office of Admissions at 909.558.4467. The deadline for submission of the supplementary application is November 15, 2017. The non-refundable fee for the supplementary application is $85.

FEE WAIVER: Supplementary application fee waivers are granted to those who have received a fee waiver from AMCAS. No action is required by the applicant who has received an approved AMCAS fee waiver. Requests for refunds will not be considered after the application fee has been paid.

Our Review Process

Upon receipt of an AMCAS application, all required letters of recommendation, and the supplementary application with fee, applicant files will be marked as complete. An email will be sent notifying the applicant that the application is complete and in review. Applications are reviewed July through June. Admissions Committee decisions will be communicated to the applicant through postal mail. Notification will be sent when a change occurs. Applicants are requested to not contact our office for status checks on applications. 

Loma Linda University Central Admissions hosts a website whereby applicants can check to make sure all required items have been received. NOTE: Letters of recommendation are downloaded from AMCAS after the supplementary application has been received.

Application Updates

Applicants may submit updates after submission of the supplemental application by sending an email to the Office of Admissions (admissions.sm@llu.edu). These updates, which may be submitted as pdf, include:

  • Activity updates or letters of interest
  • Grade updates or unofficial transcripts for coursework completed since the submission of the primary application

Additional letters of recommendation must be submitted through AMCAS to be considered.  There is a maximum total of six letters of recommendation.


Acceptances are offered on a rolling basis from December through June.  All admission decisions are made by the Admissions Committee and are final.


Accepted applicants may submit a written petition for deferral of matriculation.  Deferrals may be granted for one year.  Petitions for deferral should include the rationale for the request.  Each petition is considered on an individual basis, and the final decision is at the discretion of the Dean’s Administrative Council.

Application Timeline

May: Application is available via AMCAS

June-August: Early Decision applications are submitted, including letters of recommendation and supplementary application with fee

August 1: Deadline for submitting Early Decision AMCAS application

August 15: Deadline for receipt of Early Decision application materials

October 1: Early Decision applicants are notified of Admissions Committee decision

July-November: AMCAS applications and letters of recommendation are received by the Office of Admissions. Invitations to submit supplementary application are sent via email.

November 1: Deadline for submitting AMCAS application

November 15: Deadline for receipt of all application materials, including the supplementary application with fee

July - June: Applications are reviewed. Invitations to interview are sent via email.

December - June: Offers of admission are made on a rolling basis.

April 30: Deadline for applicants holding multiple acceptances to withdraw their acceptance from all medical schools except the one to which they plan to enroll. 

August: Orientation begins for the entering class